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Tag Archives: election

NASW Massachusetts President on Trump Election: We are stronger together and must leverage our collective strength

Dear NASW Chapter Members, I am reaching out to you on this cloudy Wednesday afternoon, November 9, 2016 as your Chapter President, your colleague and your friend. The relief that we imagined would come with the election’s end has for many, been replaced by shock, terror, anger and heartbreak. For those who made their way out into the world to ... Read More »

NASW New York City Chapter responds to Election of Donald J. Trump

Candida Brooks-Harrison, LCSW  President      Bob Schachter, DSW     Executive Director    NASW-NYC Statement on the Outcome of the Presidential Election 2016   Perspectives from Our Collective Past, Present & Future   November 10, 2016   NASW-NYC leads from a social justice and race equity position and strives to shine a light on pertinent issues. On Wednesday morning, our Nation ... Read More »

Know Your Voting Rights

NASW has been vocal on the issue of voting rights. We encourage social workers to understand their own rights and those of their clients. Voter suppression efforts across the country have resulted in intimidation and confusion about who can vote and what identification they need to bring with them on Tuesday, November 6. Further, individuals in the states affected by ... Read More »

Health Care: What issues interest social workers?

Currently, the United States spends more on health care than any other country even though we are ranked 47th in life expectancy and 43rd in child mortality. In addition, over 40 million people are without coverage, including millions of children. Eight out of ten of those uninsured are members of working families and the number continues to grow at an ... Read More »

Election ’08: Civil Rights

For the past eight years civil rights have been in jeopardy at the Justice Department. The Department has become politicized and there is a litmus test to fill positions in the Civil Rights Division. The Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company makes it more difficult to take action on pay discrimination. Lily Ledbetter was ... Read More »

Social Work and the Political Process

Get My Boyfriend To Want Me Back On Monday I enjoyed calling NASW members in Minnesota as part of the election phone bank. The calls focus on the importance of the upcoming elections and encourage members to support our NASW-PACE endorsed candidates approved on line drug stores and to get involved in their campaigns. On my first call, I happened ... Read More »